It’s Tuesday night in Lusaka and in just a few short hours, I should have been arriving back in Vancouver after my eight-day stay in Zambia. However, since that trip was due to take place through the ash-filled skies of London, I am still in Lusaka. Yesterday, my flight to Heathrow was cancelled and my parents and I scrambled to make alternate arrangements. With everything cross Atlantic booked, and not much in terms of flying the any other way to Vancouver, the only option was to reschedule my British Airways flight for exactly one week later.
The other participants from the Trainers of Trainers Workshop have returned back to their African countries, but I am the lucky one – getting to stay another week at the Commonwealth Youth Program lodge in Lusaka. Tomorrow morning, I will be making a short flight to the south of the country to Livingstone. As you may be aware, Livingstone is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. I will be staying there for two nights, and then returning back to Lusaka for the weekend. On the agenda in Livingstone is my first-ever bungee jumping experience over Vic Falls, as well as some sort of safari/wildlife excursion!
My past two days in Lusaka have been fairly quiet. I have walked around the University of Zambia campus, visited the Sunda Market, gone twice to the local shopping mall, and I stayed up last night to listen to Canucks playoff game. During the game, the official NHL Twitter account even Retweeted my message about listening to the game in the middle of the night to its 300,000 followers!
I’m looking forward to sharing many photos from Victoria Falls during my next post. Click here for the current photo album from the trip. Photos 115 to 120 are newly uploaded.